Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Adoption Guest Post - The Lettered Cottage

Are you sick of me yet??

It's been a busy blog day.

Just wanted to let you know that I wrote an Adoption guest post for the magnificent Layla (though I prefer to call her El Camino) over at The Lettered Cottage. El and Kevin are embarking on an adoption journey of their own and it has been so much fun to relive our experiences through them.

Consider my post the 20th installment of the Big Adoption Series. Click here to check it out.

Kevin and Layla sittin' in a tree.
I mean...Kevin and Layla walkin' in a field.

Then brew twelve pots of coffee, put on your easy britches and hunker down to take a look at the rest of their jaw-droppingly gorgeous blog. Hers was one of the first blogs I fell in love with a couple of years ago and you will see why, although I'm pretty sure you already know, because you strike me as quite insightful and in-the-know. These cats ooze style and talent, and their kind hearts make the beauty of their home (oh, it's so pretty!) pale in comparison.

Thank you, El, for giving me the opportunity to share from my heart.

I promise I'll shut up now...at least until tomorrow.



  1. Hi, Shannan, I've stopped by here before, but don't think I've said hello. So nice to meet you, I'm friends with Layla too (love that girl!) & wanted to tell you that your post over there is just beautiful. I had to stop by & see your kids & read more. What a great story, you're a wonderful writer. I've really enjoyed my visit!

  2. That is so wonderful!!! ;) Hugs,Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

  3. Essie,

    Thank you, again, for sharing your beautiful post with us.
    One day, we're gonna bring our kiddo(s) up there to your big ol' flowerpatch farm and we're gonna have the BEST TIME together!

    Love you sista from another mista!

  4. I have to tell you I have been really enjoying your series. You are such a wonderful writer.

  5. I think these 2 would make GREAT parents! So cute..so fun!!!

  6. wow, i love that....'brew 12 pots of coffee'......

  7. Beautiful! You made me cry. Again. Ofcourse you did. You always do.

  8. talk about blogstars!!!!!!

    you hit the mother-load with layla & kevin!

    heading over to read your post!

  9. too funny as I'm followers on both of your blogs and your post here came up on my dashboard first...I said (to myself of course:) is that Kevin & Layla from TLC??? LOL - It sure is!!!

  10. Love your blog, what a beautiful story you have to tell. God bless you and your amazing family :)

  11. "El Camino" !!! What an absolutely perfect name for Layla. Loved the sweet video of "Yohannes" she posted recently. Bring out the tissues.

  12. EEK! This is TOO much! It's like a vanilla & chocolate swirl ice cream cone! Can't wait to go check out your post on another of my favorites!

  13. I too fell in love with blog, the first blog I ever clicked on, and never looked back. I am praying for them as they begin their journey along the adoption path. Tomorrow I celebrate with a friend who just found out she is able to keep her little guy, after a bit of a scare. So many of our friends have been through this process and it has been so much fun to witness the love and excitement along the way. I am sure you are a blessing to them, as you share your experiences. God Bless! ~ Molly

  14. Yea! I started reading your blog because of the big adoption series and have really been missing it. (of course I love all the other hilarious stuff you write as well :)) My husband and I are in the process of adopting our first two children right now and a friend recommended your blog because she knew I would love it. And I did and I do.

  15. Melts my heart, Farmgirl.
    Melts. My. Heart.

  16. Shannon,

    Thank you for sharing your story -- the only thing more beautiful than the words you write is the love you have for all of your children.

    Your Friend,

  17. You are introducing me to all kinds of wonderful friends. You are generous that way. I've noticed. We all have.

  18. they do have some serious style and you do too!

  19. I've enjoyed
    all your adoption
    posts....These are
    not stories I ever
    tire of....hopping
    over to LC now, to
    have a read. These
    stories are little
    xx Suzanne

  20. Another fantastic chapter in this series, Shannan.The way you write it, one can feel Silas' pain when you first took him. It's an awful feeling! I'm so glad that he is totally loved by you and Cory. His little heart seems mostly healed. I love the mischief in his eyes. Love it!

  21. I love that you've connected with El...off to check out your post.

  22. I love your blog so much! Love your new kitchen also:) I'm trying to email you and it won't let me. If you have time would you please email me? ourlittleorphanage@gmail.com